Meet the Board

Drew Lemberger


Owner of The Rocheport Winery at Mount Nebo Inn and Missouri Boatworks. Retired VP at Les Bourgeois Vineyards. 

Cathy Gunther

Vice President

Retired Biology Instructor - University of Missouri-Columbia

Diana Papoulias


Retired Fisheries Biologist - U.S. Geological Survey. Ascension Mission Leader of Exxpedition

Michael Wirtz


Controller - Van Trust Real Estate

Andy Besselman

Board Member

Senior Process Engineer & Strategic Projects - Hitachi Energy

Jen Bradford

Board Member

Global Business Strategy Manager - Siemens Digital Industries Software

Barney Combs

Board Member

Retired Facilities Supervisor - Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Amateur Historian and Historic Interpreter.

Bill Fessler

Board Member

Resource Management & Conservation Corps Supervisor - Kansas City Parks and Recreation

Bill Hume

Board Member

Library Media Specialist - Blue Valley School District

Robb Jacobson

Board Member

Alluvial Geomorphologist - Retired River Studies Branch Chief, US Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center

Kory Kaufman

Board Member

Retired Science Teacher - Rock Bridge High School, Columbia Public Schools

Tom Lemley

Board Member

Tom Selva

Board Member

Pediatrician & Chief Medical Information Officer - MU Health Care

Emily Tracy-Smith

Board Member

Gus Wagner

Board Member

President and Owner - The Rocket Group

Jill Westra

Board Member

Senior Manager, Sustainability - The Boston Beer Company 

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • February 20, 2024 at 6 PM
  • April 16, 2024 at 6 PM
  • June 18, 2024 at 6 PM
  • August 20, 2024 at 6 PM
  • October 22, 2024 at 6 PM
  • December 17, 2024 at 6 PM

Open to the public.  Contact for more info. or an invitation link.

Invitation to Serve on the Board

Are you or anyone you know interested in helping Missouri River Relief in our mission to engage individuals and communities along the Missouri River in the exploration, enjoyment, restoration and care of the river through hands-on river clean-ups, education programs and recreation?

Board members serve 3-year terms, attend regularly scheduled meetings (generally 4-5 per year), are expected to be active with strategic planning and serve on a board committee (for example, education, financial, fundraising or policies).

If you are interested in learning more about the duties and privileges of serving on the Missouri River Relief Board of Directors, check out our Google Drive for more info. If  you have questions please email our Board President to find out more. 

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